Free Drawing Lessons

Materials

Introduction

Find out what tools and materials you’ll need as you learn the 5-Pencil Method.

You'll go step-by-step through my drawing techniques, and see the basics of how the 5-Pencil Method can ignite your drawings with a surprising realism. Learn about the exact materials that I use in my drawing classes in Boise, Idaho. I'll also show you my unique tapered stroke, and then give you exercises to perfect your precision. And we'll cover the principles of light and contour that are the secrets for creating the illusion of depth in your drawings.

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Your Work Area

Having a good work area can change how much you enjoy your drawing experience—and even if you can see well enough to know what you're actually doing.

Work Surface Lighting

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